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Trying on The Yellow Jacket at the Limits of Our Town: The Routines of Race and Nation

Ju Yon Kim

in The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897896
eISBN:
9781479837519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897896.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the routines of race and nation by reading The Yellow Jacket, by J. Harry Benrimo and George C. Hazelton Jr., and Our Town, by Thornton Wilder. It considers how the two plays ... More


Midcentury American Engagements with Evolution

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

in Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways playwrights, especially Susan Glaspell and Thornton Wilder, take the theatrical engagement with evolution in radically innovative directions compared with their ... More


Reading like a Bureaucrat

Merve Emre

in Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226473833
eISBN:
9780226474021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474021.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Not all institutions of communication are enduring successes. What can we learn from the failure to streamline reading and writing practices within a state bureaucracy? This chapter concerns William ... More


Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the impact of external forces on the film Hitchcock often claimed to be his personal favorite. The Production Code office found little fault with the tale of a serial killer ... More


Journal Entries

Thornton Wilder

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter contains a number of journal entries, written between April 10, 1940 and November 6, 1949. In them, Thornton Wilder talks about three of William Faulkner's novels: Light in August, The ... More


Production Criticism

Richard Gilman

in The Drama Is Coming Now: The Theater Criticism of Richard Gilman, 1961-1991

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100464
eISBN:
9780300133035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100464.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes Thornton Wilder as our culture's finest living example of faute de mieux. He is our stage philosopher, in the absence of any other, our house allegorist, the man we turn to for ... More


Introduction

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

in Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines theater's engagement with evolution from the nineteenth century to the mid-twentienth century. Focusing primarily on British and American drama, it shows how theater provides a ... More


‘How do you solve a problem like the chorus?’: Hammerstein’s Allegro and the Reception of the Greek Chorus on Broadway

Zachary Dunbar

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘“How do you solve a problem like the chorus?” Hammerstein’s Allegro and the Reception of the Greek Chorus on Broadway’, Zachary Dunbar situates Hammerstein’s failed experiments with choruses in ... More


On the Shoulders of Giants

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the lessons learned by Ray Bradbury from his readings during the war years. There were Modernists who appealed to Bradbury in more mature ways than Frederic Prokosch had done, ... More


Introduction: Ambiguous Habits and the Paradox of Asian American Racial Formation

Ju Yon Kim

in The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897896
eISBN:
9781479837519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897896.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the historical and theoretical relationship between the racial formation of Asian Americans and the mundane. More specifically, it considers how the paradox of Asian American ... More


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